This Revised Emergency Appeal now seeks CHF 14,692,020 in cash, kind, or services to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to assist about 1,000,000 beneficiaries for 12 months and will be completed by the end of July 2012. A Final Report will be made available by 31 October 2012 (three months after the end of the operation).
The budget has been increased based on growing needs and gaps in support to vulnerable drought affected communities.
The revised Appeal now targets a caseload of 1,000,000 beneficiaries in Drought stricken districts of the Northern Kenya which includes north Rift, Upper Eastern, North Eastern, Eastern and parts of Coast provinces. The operation will provide assistance in relief, hygiene, water and sanitation as well as support to livelihoods.
The operation will also aim to strengthen the capacity of the National Society and wider civil society in order to respond to emergencies and humanitarian needs.
• Kenya Red Cross Society launched a National Drought Appeal on 14 January 2011 for CHF 28,343,156 for 6 months.
• An Emergency appeal for CHF 4,931,743 was launched by the IFRC EA Regional Representation on 23 March 2011 for 6 months to assist 855,000 beneficiaries. The appeal supplemented KRCS’ response to the drought.
• This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks to supplement the work already being done by KRCs